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Linda Steele
717-763-5617 | steelelo@verizon.net
Finance Leader with expertise in both accounting and finance, who is flexible and detail oriented. Excellent
communicator with active listening skills and a strong work ethic. Experience in two International organizations
with responsibilities spanning across 10 plus countries.
Core Competencies
 Financial Planning | Budgeting | Reporting  Variance analysis  Financial systems
 Cash flow management  General Ledger  Cost Analysis
 Controls compliance  Consolidation  Pricing
 Accounts Receivable Management  Business Case analysis  Multitasking
Professional Experience
GEODIS - SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION April 2009 – July 2015
Camp Hill, PA
US & Canada Finance and Planning Manager January 2013 – July 2015
 Provide a high level of financial support and guidance to each Operational Country Manager.
 Assist in the achievement of all financial business metrics by presenting accurate, detailed, and timely
communication monthly, emphasizing plan variances/drivers and highlighting/monitoring areas in need of
improvement.
 Facilitate the yearly budget cycle by communicating plan guidelines and assumptions to all financial analysts
under my direction. Review plan input and recommend adjustments and/or challenges to be incorporated
which would assist in the achievement of any/all regional targets. Prepare a comprehensive presentation for
each Operational Country Manager to take forward to the Americas regional executives that highlight all
planned assumptions and contributions.
 Consistently maintain effective controls and support as needed for all internal/external reviews including
audits and compliance initiatives. Serve as the primary focal point for all communication between our
organization and any/all auditors.
 Promote employee retention and development by having periodic reviews to discuss job performance thus
ensuring I understood the strengths, weaknesses, needs/goals of my employees. Provide employee ratings
to Human Resources and regional finance executives that determine bonus payouts and salary increases to
retain/motivate financial talent.
Finance Functional Team Lead January 2010 – December 2012
 Served as the primary focal point for all forecasting, budgeting, and measurement reporting for GSCO
Americas, including preparation of monthly summaries for Corporate Headquarters focused on high quality
analysis which addressed variances from plan and/or forecast.
 Prepared the Americas Geography presentation for forecast and budget cycles, including consolidation of
input from the financial analysts in all 11 countries, understanding and explaining all Income Statement and
Balance Sheet drivers, along with shaping the presentation for the Americas Vice President of Operations so
they can present the plan to fellow executives.
 Provided status reports to Americas Finance Management and Corporate Headquarters during month end
close cycles. This included communicating where we stood on meeting the deadlines for all countries within
the Americas Geography, communicating any errors that need to be corrected, and notifying management of
valid significant deviations from plan and/or forecast.
 Served as the Lead Finance Analyst for the Americas Region. Developed the team by hosting periodic team
meetings where I encourage discussion, communication, and knowledge sharing amongst the members.
 Consolidated the monthly Operational Dashboard Charts for the GSCO Americas Executive and served as
the focal point for all financial charts included in the monthly summaries.
Previous Role: Professional Financial Analyst April 2009 – December 2009
533 Fairway Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Linda Steele 717-763-5617 | steelelo@verizon.net
IBM – GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES October 1996 – March 2009
Mechanicsburg, PA
Senior Financial Analyst, Distribution Expense Team Lead
 Served as the Lead Financial Analyst in charge of preparing forecasts, budgets, and measurements for IBM’s
Service Parts Organization. This included accounting for the actual transportation and handling of service
parts along with labor, I/T, facilities, discretionary, and other spending.
 Assessed financial impacts to forecasts resulting from operational, accounting, and contractual changes.
Clearly communicated forecast variances and adjustments to the Site Controller.
 Provided cost information for pricing requests submitted by external companies and/or business partners
looking to outsource their maintenance operations.
 Lead financial analyst on business cases related to cost savings initiatives. Provided local management with
pertinent financial highlights for lease related expenditures. Performed detailed analysis of current business
conditions, as well as financial consequences, prior to providing management with my recommendations.
Maintenance Revenue and Gross Profit FA
 Responsible for forecasting and variance analysis of the maintenance revenue and cost of services for
several of IBM’s hardware platforms. Included estimating labor, parts, and distribution costs used to service
machines.
 Worked closely with operational and financial counterparts in each of these responsibility centers to provide
accurate analyses on both, cost and volume, to accurately predict future business opportunities.
Parts Sales Team Lead
 Provided reporting for the sale of maintenance parts to outside companies, individuals, and maintenance
competitors. Included the breakdown of revenue and cost of goods sold associated with this business.
 Provided measurements on different product lines showing the various profit margins along with top customer
analysis.
 Helped in the creation of a new parts pricing system that took into account product availability, technological
significance, and product costs.
Inventory Cost Accountant
 Maintained the Weighted Average Cost system for all maintenance parts.
 Performed analysis on large cost fluctuations and reset the inventory valuation of parts based on system
errors or anomalies.
HARTZ & COMPANY, INC. January 1995 – October 1996
Frederick, MD
Accountant
 Solely responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Accounts Receivable sub-ledger.
 Generated company bank deposits.
 Created a monthly production spreadsheet of all finished goods inventory for the Controller.
Technical Competencies
 Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Freelance Graphics, Lotus Word Pro, SQL, Essbase,
Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business Objects Financial Consolidation
Education
Bloomsburg University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Accounting | Minor: Economics

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Resume Steele 2015 v4

  • 1. Linda Steele 717-763-5617 | steelelo@verizon.net Finance Leader with expertise in both accounting and finance, who is flexible and detail oriented. Excellent communicator with active listening skills and a strong work ethic. Experience in two International organizations with responsibilities spanning across 10 plus countries. Core Competencies  Financial Planning | Budgeting | Reporting  Variance analysis  Financial systems  Cash flow management  General Ledger  Cost Analysis  Controls compliance  Consolidation  Pricing  Accounts Receivable Management  Business Case analysis  Multitasking Professional Experience GEODIS - SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION April 2009 – July 2015 Camp Hill, PA US & Canada Finance and Planning Manager January 2013 – July 2015  Provide a high level of financial support and guidance to each Operational Country Manager.  Assist in the achievement of all financial business metrics by presenting accurate, detailed, and timely communication monthly, emphasizing plan variances/drivers and highlighting/monitoring areas in need of improvement.  Facilitate the yearly budget cycle by communicating plan guidelines and assumptions to all financial analysts under my direction. Review plan input and recommend adjustments and/or challenges to be incorporated which would assist in the achievement of any/all regional targets. Prepare a comprehensive presentation for each Operational Country Manager to take forward to the Americas regional executives that highlight all planned assumptions and contributions.  Consistently maintain effective controls and support as needed for all internal/external reviews including audits and compliance initiatives. Serve as the primary focal point for all communication between our organization and any/all auditors.  Promote employee retention and development by having periodic reviews to discuss job performance thus ensuring I understood the strengths, weaknesses, needs/goals of my employees. Provide employee ratings to Human Resources and regional finance executives that determine bonus payouts and salary increases to retain/motivate financial talent. Finance Functional Team Lead January 2010 – December 2012  Served as the primary focal point for all forecasting, budgeting, and measurement reporting for GSCO Americas, including preparation of monthly summaries for Corporate Headquarters focused on high quality analysis which addressed variances from plan and/or forecast.  Prepared the Americas Geography presentation for forecast and budget cycles, including consolidation of input from the financial analysts in all 11 countries, understanding and explaining all Income Statement and Balance Sheet drivers, along with shaping the presentation for the Americas Vice President of Operations so they can present the plan to fellow executives.  Provided status reports to Americas Finance Management and Corporate Headquarters during month end close cycles. This included communicating where we stood on meeting the deadlines for all countries within the Americas Geography, communicating any errors that need to be corrected, and notifying management of valid significant deviations from plan and/or forecast.  Served as the Lead Finance Analyst for the Americas Region. Developed the team by hosting periodic team meetings where I encourage discussion, communication, and knowledge sharing amongst the members.  Consolidated the monthly Operational Dashboard Charts for the GSCO Americas Executive and served as the focal point for all financial charts included in the monthly summaries. Previous Role: Professional Financial Analyst April 2009 – December 2009 533 Fairway Drive Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • 2. Linda Steele 717-763-5617 | steelelo@verizon.net IBM – GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES October 1996 – March 2009 Mechanicsburg, PA Senior Financial Analyst, Distribution Expense Team Lead  Served as the Lead Financial Analyst in charge of preparing forecasts, budgets, and measurements for IBM’s Service Parts Organization. This included accounting for the actual transportation and handling of service parts along with labor, I/T, facilities, discretionary, and other spending.  Assessed financial impacts to forecasts resulting from operational, accounting, and contractual changes. Clearly communicated forecast variances and adjustments to the Site Controller.  Provided cost information for pricing requests submitted by external companies and/or business partners looking to outsource their maintenance operations.  Lead financial analyst on business cases related to cost savings initiatives. Provided local management with pertinent financial highlights for lease related expenditures. Performed detailed analysis of current business conditions, as well as financial consequences, prior to providing management with my recommendations. Maintenance Revenue and Gross Profit FA  Responsible for forecasting and variance analysis of the maintenance revenue and cost of services for several of IBM’s hardware platforms. Included estimating labor, parts, and distribution costs used to service machines.  Worked closely with operational and financial counterparts in each of these responsibility centers to provide accurate analyses on both, cost and volume, to accurately predict future business opportunities. Parts Sales Team Lead  Provided reporting for the sale of maintenance parts to outside companies, individuals, and maintenance competitors. Included the breakdown of revenue and cost of goods sold associated with this business.  Provided measurements on different product lines showing the various profit margins along with top customer analysis.  Helped in the creation of a new parts pricing system that took into account product availability, technological significance, and product costs. Inventory Cost Accountant  Maintained the Weighted Average Cost system for all maintenance parts.  Performed analysis on large cost fluctuations and reset the inventory valuation of parts based on system errors or anomalies. HARTZ & COMPANY, INC. January 1995 – October 1996 Frederick, MD Accountant  Solely responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Accounts Receivable sub-ledger.  Generated company bank deposits.  Created a monthly production spreadsheet of all finished goods inventory for the Controller. Technical Competencies  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Freelance Graphics, Lotus Word Pro, SQL, Essbase, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business Objects Financial Consolidation Education Bloomsburg University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major: Accounting | Minor: Economics